With a population of more than 1 million Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand. About one third of New Zealand’s population live in Auckland.
Auckland is situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Tasmanian Sea, also known as the City of Sails: The annual Auckland Regatta became famous as the biggest day-race in the world.
Auckland is a booming modern metropolis with a constantly changing skyline. The “Waterfront” at the marina is dominated by top-end bistros, comfy cafés and exquisit restaurants. Pacific delicatessen, fresh seafood and excellent wine invite for a stroll and a break at the harbour site.
Population: (Source: New Zealand Census, 2001)
- Auckland City 401,500
- Auckland Region 1.25 million
The city and suburbs cover an area of 60 square kilometres, with many of the suburbs having their own unique character
The climate is temperate, with warm summers (averaging over 24 degrees) and cooler winters (averaging 16 degrees). The summer months are between December and March. The prevailing wind is westerly.